Our mission is to live out Micah 6:8; "What does the Lord require of you? To act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God." This is what drives us as a church as we join God in what he's doing in the North Kitsap area!
Bayside Church has historical roots with the Assemblies of God denomination. We describe ourselves as evangelical and interdenominational. Practical teaching /preaching from the Bible, strong worship, emphasis on families, teens, kids and being community minded are key to who we are.
A brief summary of our beliefs...
- There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit.
- In the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ; in his virgin birth; in his sinless life; in his miracles; in his vicarious and atoning death; in his bodily resurrection; in his ascension to the right hand of the Father; in his personal future return to take his church home to heaven.
- The only means of being cleansed from sin and receiving eternal life is through repentance and a trusting faith in Jesus Christ.
- The redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing (physical, emotional and spiritual)in answer to believing prayer.
- The fullness of the Holy Spirit is given to believers who ask and surrender their lives totally to Christ.
- The sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit dwells in the Christian, which enables them to live a holy life.
- In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the one to everlasting life, and the other to everlasting separation from God.
- That the true church is composed of all persons, regardless of denomination, who, through the saving faith of Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ, of which he is the head.
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
- Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates man from God.
- Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.
- John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
- Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Titus 2:13
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works – only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
- Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He teaches, comforts and empowers believers, giving gifts for ministry as the believer seeks to live under the Spirit’s full control.
- 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25
ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible is God’s word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
- 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved. And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ.
- Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2: 8-9; Matthew 28:19-20
Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine / juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of the believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross.
- Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19:20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29